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24                        THE FATE OF MAN

not optimism, but Christian pessimism can be
only relative, since beyond the world of unreason
and meaninglessness Christianity sees a meaning.
The judgment upon history is the voice of reason :
it presupposes reason. The inner apocalypse of
history is a revelation of the results of not
realizing in history the Kingdom of God, i.e.
Meaning. To accept history is to accept revolu-
tion as well Those who disavow revolution
and consider it a crime, forget that to a large
degree history is a crime. He who does not
approve of crime, should strive for the realisation
of the Kingdom of God,